This particular emerging church conversation started when I took a shot of answering some questions from Steve (Christianity and Renewal Mag). It became a conversation among bloggers that has just had its snapshot taken at a blog called Emergesque yesterday. There is a whole Sunday afternoon’s worth of chasing links there, so i wont waste your time with more words. Have fun!
Do we have a definition yet?
Probably not, but we do have a more SYNOPTIC view on how the emerging church is defining itself.
You know what we really need before we can agree on a good definition? We need people from the absolute OTHER spectrum of emerging church (old/crusty/fossilized/residual/ church – we still love them very much!) to tell us how they would define us,
we need some people from disciplines other than Religion to shed light on our definition,
and then we might have something that we can give back to those who are asking us “who” or “what” we are and how that is different.
Anyway, go take a butchers.. .(a look)
In the meantime, let me fend off all those people who are desperate for that all-elusive definition of Emerging Church.
The Emerging Church is . . .
. . . whatever Doug Pagitt says it is.